Digital Academy – The Film School is a result of the vision of Shri. Basant Talreja, owner of Gemini Studios and Innovations Ltd. Mr. Talreja cherished a dream of contributing to quality man power to the Film & TV Industry. His global network of contacts has resulted in several luminaries blessing DA through their intellectual input. An ardent lover of films, he prides himself on an almost photographic memory of Indian films made.
In the recent past, he has produced a film, Zor Laga Ke Haiya, which had a socio-environmental theme that bagged five international awards. His interest in Indian classical music has seen him organizing concerts of artistes like Bharat Ratna Bismillah Khan, Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, Gana Saraswati Kishori Amonkar, Ustad Zakir Hussain and Jagjit Singh.
New York University Alumnus, Kartikeya, believes strongly in the need to provide quality Film & TV education to students. It is his endeavour that every DA student competes in the arena of international entertainment. He is a member of the Indian Independent Filmmakers Worldwide (IIFW), the Producers’ Guild and the Writers’ Association. Kartikeya has been an invited speaker to several forums on film education including the prestigious IIM Ahemdabad and Indian Documentary Producer’s Association.
A formally trained classical musician, he has imparted lectures on Rhythm and Music Appreciation. He also plays the Pakhawaj - a traditional instrument. A deeply-rooted individual with a complete global outlook and an astute commitment to education summarizes this visionary.
S B Jalan
Chief Executive Officer and Economic Advisor
A Chartered Accountant by profession, S B Jalan possesses an exceptional talent and expertise over understanding the economics of any trade. His understanding of human behavior coupled with his number crunching abilities allows him to take a holistic approach towards any issue.
Mr. Jalan has had a career spanning over two decades in Management, Planning, Project Implementation, MIS, Budgetary Controls, Legal Matters, Finance and Banking. His keen interest in social work and his contribution to the society has resulted in his Chairmanship at the Lions International. He is a voracious reader with outstanding public speaking skills and regularly mentors individuals and groups on honing leadership skills.